Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For all haue sinned, and come short of the glory of God,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;
- Basic English Bible

for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
- Darby Bible

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
- Webster's Bible

for all alike have sinned, and all consciously come short of the glory of God,
- Weymouth Bible

for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
- World English Bible

For alle men synneden, and han nede to the glorie of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

for all did sin, and are come short of the glory of God --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:23


3:23 For all have sinned - In Adam, and in their own persons; by a sinful nature, sinful tempers, and sinful actions. And are fallen short of the glory of God - The supreme end of man; short of his image on earth, and the enjoyment of him in heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:23


Ro 3:23 For all have sinned. This has been already shown. And come short of the glory of God. Wycliffe says, "Have need of the glory of God". I believe this suggests the idea. Man was made originally in the image of God. He was then sinless. No sinner is in the Divine image. All have sinned, and to have the divine likeness restored, need to have their sins blotted out. Until this is done they come short of the glory of God.

Discussion for Romans 3:23

  • Connie G. for verse 23
    Romans starts out in this section by speaking of the Law Torah . As a Jew, I know that we are not expected to fulfill all 613 laws wearenot sinners if we don 't. Therefore it is not true that "we all fall short of the glory of God. " I guess Christians sincerely believe that they do because they are going according to their own scripture,not the Torah.
  • If "all " have sinned, then how could anyone come to God without one who had not sinned? I wonder if when this statement was made in Romans, was it not referring to a certain group? If everyone sinned from the first parents, then there could not be any way for anyone to be led to God for their salvation. I think of Abel, Enoch, the man caught up in a whirlwind, Jeremiah, these men are not noted in the scriptures as having sinned. How about John the Baptist, the scriptures say that he was filled with the Holy Ghost from his mother 's womb? Somehow I wonder if the verse was mis translated because "all " means everyone.
  • Charles ochieng aloo for verse 23
    Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, therefore we are all sinners unless we seek the Kingdom of God.
  • What shall we say then ? Shall we continue in sin that GRACE may abound ?
  • Bisi odufuye for verse 23
    the sin of man has brought all kinds of shortages into his life, shortage of peace,health,joy,life and what have you.Summarily,short age arising from untimely death and short lived hope.It is only by retracing his steps back to his Reedemer and liberator, Jesus Christ who bled and died on the cross on his behalf that he can be set free.
  • GEORGE LEEMIX for verse 23
    EVERY OF US HAVE SINED AND STILL SINNING BUT WHAT WE SHOULD DO IS ONLY TO TURN BACK TO OUR LORD